HIS361 March 8 2013
Auschwitz: representing the unspeakable – mass killing
Auch. Was the last killing centre set up, but operated the longest
Started as a labour camp.
Multipurpose complex – 3 majour parts were Auschwitz I, Auschwitz II Birkenau, Auschwitz III
Monowitz. Were all fairly far away from each other
Summer 1941 labour camp transformed into a killing centre, it was near railways and far from
Sept 1941 – open air killings. 30-40 thousand. Jews killed